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9 Gardening Secrets Straight From the White House Kitchen Garden

The White House pollinator garden attracts bees, birds, and butterflies. On sunny Fall morning in October, I headed to the White House for a gardening session. I never thought I'd wear jeans for an official appointment at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but we were invited by Michelle Obama's Let's Move team to get our hands dirty. The staffers were preparing for the final harvest and dedication of the garden, which the first lady opened early in President Obama's first term to kick off her healthy living initiative.
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